According to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times, the number of top-grossing films made in California has dropped 60 percent in the last 15 years. A big share of TV production has also left the state. All that business has gone to other states that offer filmmakers a better deal. Forty states --North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and New York prominent among them -- now give tax breaks to movie and TV producers. In 2012, those tax breaks, rebates and grants totaled $1.5 billion, according to the Times analysis.